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12/30/2013

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MonikaMusing

I don't think you understand the meaning of "succinct" or why you should avoid run-on sentences.

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. ~Thomas Jefferson

Patrick S. O'Donnell

"Succinct" here means capturing thoughts in a sentence that typically are the subject matter of several books. There is no firm grammatical or compositional rule as to what constitutes a "run-on" sentence (mere length is not a sufficient standard): it's a matter of judgment and taste. Clearly we differ on this score: so be it.

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